Mayo Renewable Power aerial view of the site

Mayo Renewable Power

Mayo Renewable Power will be Ireland’s largest independent biomass power plant.

The plant, located in Killala, Co. Mayo, will help promote a sustainable community through the use of renewable energy and proven technology. The plant will also help Ireland meet its renewable energy targets as set out in the National Renewable Energy Plan.

Mayo Renewable Power will use high efficiency Combined Heat & Power (CHP) powered by biomass. Combined Heat & Power is a form of technology whereby both heat and electricity are produced to obtain the maximum energy from the input fuel. This plant will in fact be the most efficient CHP plant built in Ireland to date thanks to the specialised design created by our engineers.

Veolia, Ireland’s leading provider of sustainable environmental solutions, will be the plant's operators. The plant will be the largest independent biomass power plant in Ireland and will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of 68,000 homes. In addition to operating and maintaining the power production plant and the adjacent fuel processing plant, Veolia will also supply the total biomass fuel requirement for the facility.


Veolia is the operator of the plant and, as such, we will not be actively recruiting until closer to the commissioning date.

From the summer of 2016 we will start recruiting for operations and maintenance staff.

All vacancies will be published in the Careers section of our website as they become available so please check back regularly.

For construction vacancies please contact John Sisk & Son.

Biomass suppliers

Veolia, as the party responsible for supplying all biomass to the plant, looks forward to establishing strong relationships with local biomass producers.

As you can appreciate, at this early stage Veolia is not yet in a position to provide potential suppliers with exact biomass specifications. Please check our website regularly for updates.

Laying the foundation stone

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, was in Killala on the 5th of October 2015 for the laying of the foundation stone of the Mayo Renewable Power biomass power station. An Taoiseach described the Mayo Renewable Power project, which will create 30 permanent jobs, as a vote of confidence in the region.

Pat Gilroy of Veolia at the Mayo Renewable Power plant
Pictured at the laying of the foundation stone are An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD; Gerarld Crotty, Chairman, Mayo Renewable Power; and Pat Gilroy, Country Director, Veolia Ireland. Photo: Henry Wills


“This project marks a significant step on Ireland’s path towards developing sustainable energy solutions"

Pat Gilroy, Veolia Ireland Country Director


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